Exclusive: Queer Eye For The Straight Guy Is Back! #Rebooted
by Barbara Viteri @Designerlebrity
Entertainment Weekly broke the news yesterday that Netflix is officially rebooting the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning series, Queers Eye for the Straight Guy. The fresher series will have a total of eight initial episodes, but with an all new "fab five" cast and "reimagined" mission: “In a time when America stands divided and the future seems uncertain, a team of five brave men will try to bring us closer together with laughter, heart, and just the right amount of moisturizer,” reads a statement from the producers EW wrote. So this leaves the question; will any of the original cast members or more importantly for the interior designer fanatics that loved the show because of designerlebrity Thom Filicia, make a cameo?
Well TMZ was not only thinking the same question we all had on our minds, but was quick to get the word out that: "Netflix's reboot of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" won't feature anyone from the original cast -- in fact, Netflix didn't even bother asking them to come back." This was based on their sources close to the production.
Well here at Designerlebrity, we have reliable sources too. Our scoop comes directly from both production as well as from Thom Filicia's camp! (TMZ we are fans though.) I can tell you that actually after speaking and contacting a few people from both production and Thom's team we got the following info:
"The details are being worked out regarding the role of the original cast in the reboot. We are in close talks with production regarding the role of the original cast in the reboot, so I definitely wouldn’t say that there won’t be a cameo by the original Fab5 quite yet. (wink wink)" - Designerlebrity's Source
So how does Thom feel about all this? Well Designerlebrity exclusively obtained a comment from the stylish original cast memeber:
“I’m so happy that the legacy of Queer Eye continues and am looking forward to seeing some programming that is thoughtful, informative, kind and a ton of fun! It was an honor, and a blast, to be a part of such wonderful show and I wish nothing but the best for the new generation of the Fab5!” -Thom Filicia
So there you have it. There is a positive chance that we WILL see the original fab five members make their fabulous debut on the new rebooted show. (Keep those candles lite though as we all know how long it took to get Will & Grace to come back.) Still we are excited about the return of Queer Eye and will keep a look out for the original boyband we all fell in love with.